The Dark Element – the union of former Nightwish vocalist Anette Olzen and Cain’s Offering guitarist/songwriter Jani Liimatainen – will release the self-titled debut album “The Dark Element” on November 10th via Frontiers Music srl. The band also released the eponymous first single, which you can check out in the player at the bottom.
Since word of this project got out, fans have been frothing at the mouth with anticipation for it’s arrival. And no wonder considering the talent involved! Anette is widely known for being the immaculate voice on the hit albums from Nightwish, “Dark Passion Play” and “Imaginareum”. Jani has recently been busy in Cain’s Offering alongside Stratovarius singer Timo Kotipelto, but left a deep mark on the minds of all power metal fans thanks to his time in Sonata Arctica.
Jani Liimatainen: “I have always been a big fan of Anette’s voice and when the opportunity to work with her arose, writing and producing an album, it was something I just couldn’t say no! It has been a blast working on the songs and I can’t wait for everyone to hear the final result. This will be epic! The songs are extremely melodic and to the point. My goal has been to write catchy songs with hooks that will haunt your dreams, and I think it’s pretty much ‘mission accomplished’. Stay tuned for something special!”
Anette Olzon: “I am so looking forward to this album and I believe our collaboration worked like a perfect match and I am really happy that Jani and Frontiers asked me to do this with them!”
The track listing for the album is:
1. The Dark Element
2. My Sweet Mystery
3. Last Good Day
4. Here’s to You
5. Someone You Used to Know
6. Dead to Me
8. I Cannot Raise the Dead
9. The Ghost and the Reaper
10. Heaven of Your Heart
11. Only One Who Knows Me
Check out “The Dark Element” here: